Sugar Mama

Lindsay cooks from her Home on the Range in Kansas.  She's won over $100K in recipe contests, but still struggles to please her picky taste testers Kate (8), Carter (5) and baby Cash.  She posts her kid-tested, hubby-approved recipes (and occasionally her misfires) at Sugar Mama.

The Frosting Doctor: 6 Ways To Make Storebought Frosting Taste Homemade

I know. I know. Homemade frosting is always better ....more

Malt Shoppe Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my biggest pregnancy cravings with #3 was vanilla malts. Not shakes, but malts. Something about the malt powder was heaven to me; it added just the right bite to an otherwise bland vanilla ....more

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

My kids could eat those Quaker granola bars for every meal of the day, and for all snacks in between. They’re fine for the occasional snack, but I hate that they’ve become such a staple in our house. I’ve tried making my own granola bars before, but they’ve never turned out to be yummy enough to entice my kids to eat them over good ol’ Quaker ....more

Atlantic Beach Pie

I read about this pie on the Southern Living blog and was intrigued by two things — the name and the crust. The name is a nod to the recipe’s origins, a quaint beach town in North Carolina. Versions of the pie date back to the 1950s, but it has experienced a revival of late when a North Carolina chef put it on his menu in 2011 ....more

Back-To-School Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

We are now 10 days in to our back-to-school routine and my overwhelming conclusion is: I HAVE to do better at breakfast. As it stands, I am shoving a Z-bar or fruit at my kids and going EAT, EAT, EAT! Then throwing milk or OJ their way and yelling DRINK, DRINK, DRINK! ...more

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies (3 ingredients)

3-ingredient cookies? Yes, please. I saw these cookies in Food and Wine and knew I’d make them faster than you can say dark-chocolate-and-peanut-butter ....more

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Brownies

Fresh cherries are leaping off the produce aisle into my basket way too frequently. Their season is so limited here in the midwest that I freak out every time I see them thinking it might be the last. And they are so good this year ....more

First-Day-of-School Smoothies

This was actually a post I wrote for Babycenter two years ago on our first day of school. It’s too funny not to share. I wonder how today’s picture will compare? ...more

Best Last-Minute Coffee Cake

Have you ever had a calendar reminder that looked something like this: Teacher Breakfast tomorrow. Bring something. Maybe yours wasn’t a teacher breakfast ....more

Luscious Lemon Icebox Pie

Cool. Creamy. Chilled ....more